DFG | Open Research Area (ORA) for the Social Sciences (Deadline 14.11.2023)
The ORA partners are launching an eighth ORA call for proposals in order to fund the best joint research projects in the social sciences. The scheme will provide funding for integrated projects by researchers coming from at least three of the four subscribing countries – in any combination of three or more countries.
Proposals may be submitted in any area of the social sciences. However, the disciplinary coverage varies according to the involvement of the national agencies.
Four funding organisations will participate in this eighth ORA competition: the Agence nationale de la Recherche (ANR, France), the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation, Germany), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC, United Kingdom) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC, Canada).
The SSHRC is acting as the coordinating agency for this call. Please note that in addition, there is a possibility for cooperation partners in Japan to obtain funding from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). JSPS will provide an independent funding opportunity on an application basis. For additional information about the eighth ORA announcement, two identical webinars will be held on 21 September 2023 for potential applicants from around the world.
Proposals can be submitted through the SSHRC Convergence Portal. Applicants based in Germany are also require to submit their proposal (identical documents) via the DFG’s elan portal.
The deadline for proposals is 14 November 2023, 17:00 Eastern Time (23:00 Central European Time). German applicants who are using elan for the first time, need to set up an elan account by 7 November 2023.